Better than what Hunter's work has been of late. More in the tone of the original Point of Aim. He gets all the technical stuff right. One of the few.
The way the characters are brought to life by a highly engaged narrator. The best I've heard, and I've heard a lot.
The story is fast and furious, fighting dwarves, ruthless men, enigmatic elves.
The voices of the characters. They are distinct and well crafted, delivered with feeling and enthusiasm. Bravo, Nick.
Were Conan a dwarf and Jason Bourne a swordsman.....
If you love Tolkien and think A Song of Fire and Ice has gone a bit off the rails you will love this. Back to work Vox Day and Nick Afka Thomas; more of the same, and quickly!
This is the type of story I am primarily looking for in a thriller. Heavy on action, light on relationships, well read.
The book is fairly well researched on weapons and tactics, though tactics are employed with wildly successful outcomes (It IS fiction, right?!). If it grates on your nerves when an author is too lazy to get the guns right then this one is a safe bet to be cringe free.
The main character has some good lines that will have you grinning and looking like an idiot to those unaware you are enjoying an audiobook.
It's light and fun and will pass the time really quickly.
One of the best books revolving around the martial arts and it's practitioners I have come across.
Full characters well fleshed out and clear, interactions plausible, settings and history/background well and elegantly described. The story moved along quickly and caught me up in it from the get-go.
Anyone into military scifi, the battles in spaceopera, even the one on one combat of epic fantasy will enjoy this immensely.
My thanks to Steve Perry for a great book, and to Joe Barret for distinct, interesting, well acted, and consistent characters.
Of note is the hero, and resident badass, is portrayed with a (passable - work on the "I", Joe) Southern accent which is as it should be.
that yankee accent is like fingernails on a chalkboard.
If that's not a problem for you the reader gives an obviously sincere and serious effort to deliver the story as a performance and more than just narrative. If he would just quit talking through his nose...
Enjoyed the story and most of the charecters were interesting throughout. Some action in the mix but not heavily if you are looking for a swashbuckler.
Be warned; This is book 1 one of ?. Nothing much is resolved in the end - maybe a half wrap up that is vaguely satisfying.
The main character is portrayed as a total dope with no initiative or ability to make a timely decision. I found this very frustrating, you may not.
Unless you have a tolerance for extremely graphically explicit descriptions of homosexual acts, move along there is nothing for you here.
This is one highly offensive piece that would probably have been a good book (judging by the authors other work) had the author not decided to try his hand at literary gay porn.
There needs to be some indication of this aspect on the book's page so that prospective buyers will not make the same mistake I did in purchasing it.
Perhaps there is a heterosexual version????
with what almost seem like mini stories with abrupt and sudden conclusions lacking detail and feeling incomplete like there was more of the story to be told within. This may be an effect of having the story read to you. They all fit together toward a rational and satisfying conclusion, however.
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